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Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation : DCMS

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport opens a consultation requesting views on the governance and regulation of the use of data and artificial intelligence.

The consultation broadly aims to establish views on the way the Centre for Data Ethics will operate and the areas of work that should be a priority. The consultation closes on 5 September 2018.

Data Ethics Framework : DCMS

Data Ethics Framework

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Data Ethics Framework is intended for organisations in the public sector to ensure that the use of data for service design and informing policy is appropriate.

The framework consists of seven data ethics principles, as well as a workbook that allows ethical considerations and decisions to be recorded as a specific project involving data progresses.

Using alternative data to understand violent crime : Observatory

Using alternative data to understand violent crime

Observatory

Published 30, April 2018

When it comes to dealing with crime, it seems as though everyone has an opinion about what needs to be done. But crime statistics are an area where governments are not moving with the times: official statistics for crimes are typically generated through reports to police, as they have been for more than a century in the UK.

This means that there is not a full picture of crime, which in turn means efforts to prevent or reduce crime might be misdirected. But there are ways to improve understanding of where and when crimes occur through combining existing, routinely collected data from other public services and even further afield.

This new analysis piece from the Observatory explores how alternative data can be used to better understand violent crime.